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NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:30am PDT
% of americans who don't pay taxes. romney's new ad will focus on struggling american families. >> ann romney made her debut appear's on "the tonight show with jay leno." and talking about the difference between mitt romney now versus two decades ago when the two first met. >> you guys have been married 42 years. you met in high school. >> met in high school. >> so, was it love at first sight? >> it was for me. we met at this party. i will tell you, my heart was just -- i mean for me it was -- i think for him too. >> was there dancing? was he a good dancedancer? >> he's got be to ten to be a b dancer. >> way to say, protecting her man's groove. she said the election her husband who is a mormon would show that prejudices are left behind. >>> 4:52. people in one cash strapped community fighting back against a controversial red light camera. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
, the president releases another add slamming romney for dismissing the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. romney's new add today will focus on struggling american families. and he will likely run into some of those families in florida where another "washington post" poll says the president now has a four-point edge. lynn. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in hawaii powerful waves created an incredible scene at the beginning of a paddle boat race. the teams were tossed around like rag dolls. the ocean was littered with at least ten capsized canoes before the race even stores. >>> close to 8,000 bison created quite a rumble. thousands of spectators from all over the world make the trip each year to watch the animals stampede across the prairie before they're corralled into pens. roughly 250 thof ohm will go up for auction. >>> in utah, one farmer put a unique spin on this year's presidential election, the faces of president obama and mitt romney have been depicted in a corn maze. who thinks of these things? gue
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
. >> when mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he attacked millions of hard working people making 25, 35, $45,000 a year. ad tprent amleas in t swi ss. >> when mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he attacke maki 25,5, $,000 yeaking pple they pay taxes, romney paid just 14% in taxes last year on over 13 million in income. almost all from investments. instead attacking folks who work for a living, shouldn'te stand up for them? >> senator turner, it looks like the obama campaign just had to combine the story of monday of last week with the story of friday last week to get what may be the most devastating ad to run inhio yet. >> it is, lawrence. and wanto sham romney has realed exactly who he is. and i've got to feel congressman ryan probably feels like he's in a shot gun wedding right now. it's hard to be a partner of the default candidate. ma know mistake about it he's the default candate. it's not going to change the fact and ohio is not only leaning towards president obama we are right there with president obam we're going to
Current
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
extremism that claimed the lives of four americans in libya while mitt romney outlines his plans to marry free enterprise to foreign aid at the clinton global initiative. paul ryan finds an employee's union he can actually support. starting with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: the president warned iran that while it still had time to demonstrate its nuclear program was peaceful, that time was not unlimited. >> obama: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained and that's why the united states will do what we must to pre
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. that's why you have to fight it every day, stephanie. >> the 47% of the american people who mitt romney decided to insult and lie about in a campaign fund riser where he thought only his super rich friends were listening have now taken over the presidential campaign. >> what he said is not my job to worry about these people. well, whose job is it? ladies and gentlemen, we are our brother's keeper. we are one nation under god. we are all in this together. and if the 47% doesn't make it, the country doesn't make it. >> in tonight's nate silver >> in tonight's nate silver update of the new york times blog fraufts that on november 6th president obama will wen 312 votes and mitt romney will within 225 votes and his chance of winning has ticked back up to 80%. joining me now is krystal ball. senator turner it's all about ohio. we keep saying no return has every won the presidency without ohio. what is your sense of the president's lead in ohio right now? it seems to be just outside the margin of error. >> well, lawrence ohio is certainly the heart of it all and we can tell that by the frequen
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
to investigate how anyone got personal cell phone numbers. >>> when mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans not pulling their weight, he attacked millions of hard working people making $25,000, $35,000 a year. >> you'll probably see that ad in full in virginia in the coming days. the obama campaign is running it there and in six other battleground states. this is the campaign's second commercial that goes after mitt romney over his comments dismissing the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >> ann romney is hoping this will help her husband win over voters. she was a guest on "the tonight show" with jay leno last night. the interview wasn't limited to light questions either. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance, if he gets elected, being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that that means to me that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that, if mitt were elected, we would see more of the same. >> this was ann romney's first late night interview. >>> it is 5:35 right now. it's no secret the r
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is a clear choice for the american people. >> reporter: today, something from romney about the president we haven't heard before. romney has long argued the president raised taxes on americans in his first term. today he appeared to argue the president had not done so. >> his idea now, he's not one new idea. i admit this. one thing de not do in his first four years which he said he was going to do in the next four years which is to raise taxes. >> reporter: tonight the campaign would not say he made a mistake. look at the electoral map. with the current abc news projections. if president obama wins ohio, the path for romney is challenging. for example, he would have to pick up virginia, wisconsin, iowa, florida, new hampshire. and still would not have the electoral vote es needs. he would have to add colorado to get there. tonight these new campaign numbers reflecting the rough week last week. that secret tape. the words about 47%. the obama team up in eight states with this tonight. >> mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight. he attacked millions of hard-working
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. >> when mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling thr we, hettd millions of hard-working people making $25,000, $35,000, $45,000 a year. romney paid 14% on taxes in over $13 million in income. >>> ben, all along people say the road to pennsylvania avenue goes through oo a your campgn rortey sees this as game over. that is for mitt romney because of the new polling that's out today, putting president ahead by ten points. a lot of people, though, would say that those polls could be wrong and inflated. but what are you doing to make sure ohio stays as a strength let me be clear from the beginning. we're running like we're ten points behind. we don't have roseolored glasses on here. the reaction is there's a reaction across the state. it provided context behind the he w o hard-working people who have worked their entire lives, paying in medicare and social security but gave an explanation for his policies. just this weekend he sai that even though he made $13 million last year, he should pay a lower rate on his income tax
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
tonight and right now both mitt romney and the republican party are being rejected by the american people. joining me now is bob shrum, democratic strategist, and chris stal ball, co-host of "the cycle" on msnbc. bob, let ne start with you. is this as bad as it looks for romney or should i be looking at it more holistically? >> well, i think they should have said that ohio is a big hole in our planet. romney is not an ohio kind of guy. out there he comes across like a guy from another planet. in fact, there's one bain man on youtube that's had 350,000 hits in ohio. >> 350,000 hits just in the state of ohio? >> just in the state of ohio. and then he talks about getting tough on outsourcing to china but he's the one that outsourced to china. and now he says, i care about the middle class but gives no specifics. it's not believable. look, the guy did a terrible mistake by saying the 47%. the man who said he doesn't care about 47% of the people is heading for not even getting 47% of the vote. >> krystal, when you look at the polls, and not just the "new york times" poll, the president has a b
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? [ male announcer ] this is rudy. his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ ♪ and get the all day pain relief of aleve in liquid gels. >>> all the world knows that one of amadinejad's targets is israel. war of words between amadinejad and benjamin netanyahu has been at a fever pitch lately with prime minister netanyahu warning that if the international community, you can read united states doesn't do more
CNBC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
mitt romney's plan is, i've got to believe a whole lot of americans don't know what the hell his plan is either. this is a nice leather-high fast ball for you and i'm going to turn it over. >> i do say you've never apologized for interrupting me. but number two, i just want to correct one thing, president obama has cut taxes for the middle class. he did it in the stimulus where everyone received -- every family received an $800 cut, and he did it in payroll reductions and, in fact, the was the republicans who wanted too peel back that tax cut on payroll deductions. so just to be accurate, he has made two significant tax cuts in the bottom line take home pay of americans. >> but my problem -- no, i'm sorry, i do not want to interrupt. >> no, go ahead. i'm done. go ahead. >> no, no, my problem with it, and i've said this before. and he throws a number out, something like $3,600 for middle income tax cuts. those are temporary tax cuts. they're just temporary and you lose them after a year. i want tax reform the lowest marginal tax rate on a permanent basis. mark, welcome to the show. loo
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to the cheaters and make sure we protect jobs for the american people." mitt romney? tough on china? romney's companies were called pioneers in shippingng us manufacturing jobs overseas. he invested in fis that specialized in relocating jobs to low wage countries like china. even today part of romney's fortune is invested in china. romney's never stood up to china. all he's done is send them our jobs. i'm barackck obamna and i approve this message.
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, is an example of an american exceptionalism and his entire family. you know what? look, thiss mitt romney, once again, he has gone so far to the right to the extreme. he has played -- he's so deep in that base that just dislikes nt --li the president obama so much. now, notice something here. and i guarantee you, even if you played the clip longer, he never says what the president said. in fact, fact checkers have shown that over and over. oh, i forgot. they don't care about facts. >> that's my point. creatinghis energy and to some degree isffec wou lo a tac that october 2008, 16% of republicans said president obama is a muslim. in july of 22, 3 of mu. thest it's doubled. more republicans, twice as many, believe the president is a muslim today than they did four years ago, even though i might underscore, there is aolutely nothing wrong with being a muslim. >> nothing. >> that's true, although ty feckse. the more you poll that question, the higher the percentage gets because for a lot of republicans that have this distaste for obama, the idea that he's a muslim explains a lot to them. the other
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. not the distortion of it. and i know what mitt romney means. he knows what he means and so do americans. >> okay. well, let's just listen to a new ad that is out now from the mitt romney campaign and see how he's delivering a new message to the american voters. >> more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office. and 15 million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. >> so same message or different message from last week? >> i think it's -- >> go ahead. >> go ahead, maria. >> i think it's absolutely -- what it looks like is what it is. which is a little bit of desperation cleanup because he knows that in the comment that he made and again whether he mentd meant it or not, it looks like that's exactly what it is at his core. he's denigrating the work ethic of 47% of the american electora
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
that isery el.tradictory to their own e fact is that mitt romney said 47% of the american people basically are free-loaders, parasites. he was talking about good, hard working, salt of the earth, ohioans, ic thta a narrative that built up over a series of months as we watched this man and watched this campaign. and that videoonfirmed for many ohioans exactly what they were thinking this man may be like. and he can say all he wants to sayboutlass arut he's the one waging it. you know, he pays 14.1% in federal income tax. the average ohioan pays more than 20% in federal income tax. >> i'm sorry, sir, you're wrong about that. vtaai an - he actuall paid 9% additional amount. >> that's right. >> -- in order to be consistent with his original promise. but, in fact, if he had been according to the letter of the requirements of the tax code, his tax rate would have been 9%. >> after he sd someo who paorax - that they were required to be would be disqualified to be the president. he gamed the system. he pretended he was paying a higher rate because he didn't take the full deductions from his charit
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that is very contradictory to their own feelings. the fact is that mitt romney said 47% of the american people basically are free-loaders parasites. he was talking about good hard working, salt of the earth, ohioans, americans. that started a narrative that built up over a series of months as we watched this man and watched this campaign. and that video confirmed for many ohioans exactly what they were thinking this man may be like. and he can say all he wants to say about class warfare, but he's the one waging it. you know he pays 14.1% in federal income tax. the average ohioan pays more than 20% in federal income tax. >> i'm sorry, sir, you're wrong about that. actually -- he actually paid 9%. he voluntarily paid an additional amount. >> that's right. >> -- in order to be consistent with his original promise. but, in fact if he had been according to the letter of the requirements of the tax code, his tax rate would have been 9%. >> after he said someone who paid more taxes -- that they were required to be would be disqualified to be the president. he gamed th
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
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FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
's been created by the party for the romney voice to the american people. >> and you're absolutely right, but at the end of the day, people vote for mitt myth. it's going to come down to him being able to communicate a message -- lou: no, no, brad, i understand that. i understand that the republican party continues at this rate, with some of the nonsense coming out of now, home districts rather than capitol hill or from a state for senator, forth with a great view on his own personal foreign policy values, i mean, it's -- this is stuff stuff for the governor to stomach, isn't it? >> it is. when you have a spat with the governor of the important state of ohio as to what the messaging should be, the messaging should be that obama doesn't get the credit for ohio doing well in a bad economy, but it's a republican governor using republican principle, and if i were mitt romney, i would have him out there he heralding the d work he's done as governor. lou: with all of the disasters at the foot of this -- at the feet of this president, i -- i mean, does president obama have any weakness whatsoev
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >> going to hear a lot of spin on the campaign trail when it comes to big issue. we're helping you to cut through some of the noise and tell you where the candidates stand on some of the issues. we'll talk about how president obama and mitt romney plan to tackle the challenges that are facing our country. one issue at a time today. we've got casey wyan taking a look at the illegal i
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am PDT
americans the title of it. mitt romney straight to camera no suit jacket, let's take a look. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good-paying job. >> i think that's a strong ad for mitt romney. the question is why he wasn't playing that two or three months ago. >> it is a good ad and you're right. there's a larger dynamic in ohio that actually is true nationally, too, which is you have some economic improvement, you have -- there's a sort of consumer confidence number that came out, highest since february, the housing market that's starting to actually show real upticks nationally and the distressed markets, so it's going to be hard for mitt romney to go around selling the voice of gloom. that's something people don't want to hear. they're changing tactics. the compassion idea, something else, compassion and mitt romney , not a natural fit
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
not want an intrusive. massive government that crushess the america are american dream. >> governor romney sharing the state with president obama who has a couple of oepbts in bowling green, university and kent state while mitt romney goes ton to a county outside of cleveland and toledo later on tomorrow. martha: you are in a high school gym auditorium there. the issue of teachers and teachers' union which is also an important discussion in this campaign. explain for us what the subject is there for us john. >> there are attacks leveled against mitt romney by president obama in the last couple of hours, it was at an nbc education nation event where president obama suggested that the governor has been trarpbin trashing teachers. let's show you what president obama has been take and what mitt romney has been sailing on the campaign trail. >> i think governor romney try to poe lit stkaoeuz the i shall eye and do a lot of teacher bashing. >> i think the president of the united states should be focused on the needs of the kaoed the kids, not on the teachers unions. i want to put our kids, the t
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 4:25am EDT
continues hammering romney over his 47% comment. >> when mitt rom inney dismisse 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he dismissed hard working people making $25,000, $35,000 a year. they pay social security. >> this is the second commercial the president is airing that criticizes romney for what he paid in taxes while dismissing the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >>> ann romney is hoping this will help her husband win over voters. she was a guest on "the tonight show" with jay leno last night. >> now, you guys are married 43 years. you met in high school? >> met in high school. >> was it love at first sight? tell me about that. >> it was for me. we met at this party, and i will tell u, my heart was just -- yeah, for me, it was love at first sight. i think for him too. >> was he a good dancer? >> you know, jay, he's gotten to be a better dancer. >> that's a political answer. that is a political answer. >> this was ann romney's first late night interview. >>> a potential boycott is addre planned today as iran's president plans to address the general
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
hitting on the 47% comment. this is what it looks like. >> when mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he attacked millions of hard-working people making $25,000, $35,000 a year $40,000 a year. romney paid just 14% last year on over $13 million in income. >> this is the second ad earring in seven states. note, he launched his first attack in ohio and it's not an accident. for months the obama campaign has been hammering romney there on his personal wealth, and those hits appear to be working. a new poll working. the quinnipiac poll showing a ten-point gap. yesterday, showing romney down 8. ohio has been a problem for romney since the primaries when of all the midwestern states it with us the closest one where rick santorum nearly pulled off an upset. it's certainly the toughest in the badleground. the problem for romney is if he concedes ohio to obama, the president is simile one state away from a win. it's not a florida or virginia. he's a wisconsin away, a nevada away. that's the real problem here. the romney campaign needs ohio back. like this line yest
Comedy Central
Sep 25, 2012 6:55pm PDT
anymore. (applause) >> mitt romney is in damage control after a magazine revealed a secret video showing him making some controversial comments about americans. >> it's now raising tough new questions for his presidential campaign. >> this tape has shaken the romney campaign to say the least. >> stephen: shaken to say the least. vomiting blood to say the most. (laughter) but still no libya. (applause) okay, that's a victory. now, folks, here's what happened. way back in may mitt spoke at a $50,000 a plate fund-raiser at the boca raton home of private equity management marc leder who is best known for throwing some wild parties including one in the hamptons last summer where guests cavorted nude in a pool and performed sex acts while scantily clad russian women danced on platforms. i believe in russian that is called pere-stroka. (laughter) so what terrible thing did romney supposedly say? let's hear it straight from the horse-owner's mouth. (laughter) >> 47% of americans pay no income tax. therefore 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what? all right. 47% who are
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
another add slamming romney for dismissing the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. he'll run into sometruggling families iora. th "in piv the president a four point edge there. >> all right, tracie potts for us in washington. thanks. >>> here's your first look at some of e other news going on around america today. in hawaii, check out these powerful waves. a created an incredible scene at the binni of a paddle boat race. they were tossed around like rag dolls. the ocean was littered with at least ten capsizeded canoes before the race even started. in south dakota, close to 1,000 son created quite a rumble dung thefaou saof spectators from all over the world make the trip each year to watch the animals tam speed before they are corralled in to pens. roughly 250 of those guys will go up for auion. >>> and in utah, look closely, that is the face of president obama and mitt romney. they've been depicted in a corn maze you can chooseo enter the maze by either theba ro entrance. and vote voting will end on election day. well, nofor a look at your national weather, we turn to bill k
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am PDT
to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? >> live pictures there. this is the united nations general assembly. that is the new egyptian president mohammed morsi. he is addressing world leaders there. he has a lot on his place. he has a lot to account for where are his new president, he is of the muslim brotherhood. he has ho to show that he is in control and power of the situation there in light of a lot of unrest in that bafr the world. >>> the drawdown from afghanistan has been happening in phases, as we know, with thousands of american troops now finally coming home. well, the ultimate goal is for afghan forces to take full control of their own security by 2014. cnn's anna corin is looking at one facet of this power transfer and how they actually do this, and that is the dangerous job of trying to diffuse ied's. >> reporter: above the dusty plains of southwestern afghanistan, a u.s. military crew flies from ca
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT
, a good fellow, a good dad and an all-around swell american but that mitt romney thought that he could probably do a better job being president and manager of the economy than he could because they were very worried about not only fending voters had voted for obama in 2008. they didn't want to sound like romney was being a jerk, but they were worried, too, pretty obviously, about what the establishment press was going to say. if romney came out and attacked the first black president on his record and went after him, what would people say? well, that strategy, the latest polling tells us, has not exactly been a bell ringer in ohio. so what you hear from romney is he gets to the must-win. it is an absolutely must-win state for him is this tough new tone, and not only is he talking about the economy as you heard him do there, but guess what's back? the debt clock. they've got the debt clock back, and they're talking a lot about how much president obama's policies cost, they're talking about the size and shape of government and, as you heard him doing very crisply there, we can't afford fo
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. [ male announcer ] fedex office. romney: "it's time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? >>shepard: there has been another series of attacks, cyber attacks, on major united states banks. yesterday, wells fargo. this afternoon, u.s. bank corps and pnc national services, the latest if a string of attacks. a high ranking lawmakers is blaming them on iran. all three report customers having trouble accessing their accounts. officials say they are vetting -- investigating and that all personal information is safe. that is a denial of services according to the analysts. that is what it looks like to them, anyway. they do not allow you to access their stuff. they did the same thing to chase an
PBS
Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
now. >> reporter: and the sooner american completes it's reorganization, the better. the company faces an increasingly competitive market with strong economic headwinds. diane eastabrook, nbr, chicago. >> tom: when mitt romney released his 2011 taxes, it provided the latest illustration of how much you pay in taxes depends in large part on how you make your money. the romneys made more than $13 million last year, and paid an effective income tax rate of 14%. that's lower than most working americans because most of the romneys' income came from investments, not wages. are the different tax rules confusing, or crucial to the economy? here's sylvia hall. >> reporter: lebron james is what you would call a high wage earner, and he probably pays an income tax rate of up to 35%. but governor mitt romney is a different kind of rich. he makes most of his money from investments, not a paycheck. so he pays a much lower tax rate-- last year, it was 14%. it's because the u.s. tax code treats investment-related earnings, like capital gains, much differently from wages and salaries. >> 95% of the ben
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 3:00am EDT
of a new report that could swing thelection to mitt romney. anorchto havyou with u americans are up in arms after a blown call in a football game. it's amazing what gets the country's attention. the nfl is in a labor mess because millionaires are trying to save a little money by busting the referee's union. i'll have more to say abt th inewen >>> but today we learned what kind of labor issue we will have on our hands if mitt romney is president. it will affect the future of education in this country. mitt romney participated in nbc's education nation summit today. the candidate had so few ifabfure plans for education he sounded more like a low-information voter than a candidate for president. >> education is about teachers, great leadership and parents. and the union has a different objective. it's fine for them to promote it it's not fine for us to go along with it. >> romney went back to this point many times in the interview. teachers unions are to blame for the educational system. president obama entered a counteoint. >> i thinkovernor romney and a erfotr politicize the issue and do a l
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
jomhr pretty tough primary, and we saw, the press corps saw, the american people saw mitt romney is pretty good on his feet in debates. he used them very stratecally, many times coming from behind to put himse in first place. he's aood bate asn g debater. he prepares, he studies, he knows what he wants oust them. and we're realistic about it. and we have a great confidence in the president but the reality is the president hasn't had a debate in four years, and, you ow, he's studying up on mitt romney's record. met we expect to face a pretty, you know, tough challenger when we stand on the stage a week from tonight. and as you know, chuck, as these things go, challengers normally win the first debate just by standing on the stage with t president they get a lift. sawth jn kerry. >> right. >> i remember, you know, eight years ago kerry being eight points down in the first debate and we came out ahead. debateare very important in the closing days of an election anthey're increblyor ye spending three days in henderson, nevada, i believe in a compound, resort, whatever you want to des
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:30am EDT
attacks the 47 the american people who he says paid no federal taxes. and he attacks, he, romney, attacking someone on taxes? atike me attacking someone for being passionate in politics. >> also yesterday here in new york city, president obama addressed the united nations. the general assembly there. the president strongly condemning the anti-islamic ren th mide east, but he he also says it did not justify the attack on the united states embassy. >> i know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. and the answer is enshrined in our laws. our constitutio protects the right to practice f spee. cchaplre going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. and we must agree, there is no ol.ech that justifiesdl >> in the last couple of weeks, he pointed out those are probably not the result of a video and were coordinated. he also delivered in his remarks a stern warning to iran ove its nuclearmbition. >> let me b clear. suroipmacy and we i believe there is still time and space to do so. but that time is not unlimited. we respect the
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, education and how to fix american schools. our interviews with the president and governor romney here tonight. >>> the replacement. the call that had football fans across the country howling at the nfl to bring back the professional referees. >>> and tighten up. how little space could you live in? some folks in san francisco are about to find out. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening and tonight we're in midtown manhattan, high above the new york city public library, which for the past few days has been the headquarters of education nation, our annual summit on education where today we heard from both president obama and mitt romney, a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear them both out on one issue in the same day, something they say should be a big national priority. both men crisscrossed new york today, both made news during their travels. romney in what he told us, and his visit with bill clinton and president obama who stepped before the united nations general assembly talked about the recent violence against americans and e
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm EDT
tanamans. it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad forhe nation and our rkers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren bke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how met marilyn... giada... rely good. yes! ♪ this girl is on fire [ malannouncer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowcheering, use clicks ] [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ le announcer ] you start your day... [ h ] love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...the mortgage... the kids' college tuition. [ cellphe ringing ] but life insurance? [ hornonng ] lifes edbl that's why at fidelity life we want you to think about term life insurance -- taking care of your family's future expens
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Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
with the double-digit lead over mitt romney in ohio. mitt romney's bus tour makes its final stop today in a key state . >> ohioans, you have a huge say so in this. >> fewer americans are working today -- >> there flooding the state with ads that showed that romney is better for the economy. >> it is a repeat of what he said four years ago. >> it may be a tough sell in a state where unemployment is lower than the national average, and where many like the president's bailout of the auto industry. consumer confidence is at its highest level in six months. >> they act like somehow in september 2008, all of a sudden recession fell from the sky. whoa, how did this happen? >> after a day spent talking foreign policy in new york, the president will shift gears in ohio. the campaign is not ignoring other battleground states. >> instead of attacking folks who work for a living, shouldn't we stand up for them? >> other signs that the economy may be moving in the right direction, home values are up, and so our housing prices in some of the countries biggest cities. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we ar
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
slamming romney over dismissing the 47% of americans who he says don't pay taxes. romney, meantime, is focused on job creation and of course the economy. >> for anybody who thinks that raising taxes will help grow the economy. no, his plan is to continu what he has done before. the status quo has not worked. >> romney, we can tell you, is on a two-day bus tour through ohio. his new ads will start today focusing on the struggling american families. >>> 6:46. the supreme court will now decide the legality of certain police enforced dui tests. justices will hear arguments on whether a search warrant is needed before drunk driving suspect can have his blood drawn. the review stems from a 2010 missouri case where a driver was forced to give blood after refusing a breathalyzer test. missouri prosecutors say police need to react fast to the test because alcohol can dissolve quickly into the bloodstream. opponents say a search warrant is still needed for blood tests. >>> california state parks are safe for now and they will stay open for at least two more years. governor jerry brown signed
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